Michael Jay Kelly, 67, of Piedmont, passed away on October 12, 2021 at Monument Health in Rapid City, SD. A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, October 15th from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Behrens-Wilson Funeral Home.

This past month has been a difficult one as my father (Michael Kelly) was diagnosed with tonsil cancer that we also found out has spread to his thyroid. To say it has been a shock is an understatement since my Dad has never really been sick a day in his life!

My parents just celebrated their 31st Wedding Anniversary and should be looking forward to their best years together including the hope of many Grandchildren but instead their are facing hospitals, doctors and financial strain to fight this ugly disease called squamous cell carcinoma.
UPDATE:It is with a heavy heart that I have the sad duty to report that my husband Michael Kelly passed away this morning after a long struggle with heart disease, cancer and COVID. He declined very quickly and passed this Tuesday 10/12/21 surrounded by his children and myself his wife of 32 years. The next days will be so very hard as the person who?s strength, wisdom and perspective I always counted on to answer the tough questions is suddenly gone. We are all devastated by his loss but comforted by his faith and love. More information will follow as we process the details of his death and prepare to celebrate his life. So, thank you in advance for your patience and kindness as I and his family begin this journey of moving forward, tidying up loose ends and making endless difficult decisions without our best friend, father, comrade, husband and so much more.